Title: The Damned Thing

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Title: The Damned Thing Title Record # 68759
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date: 1893-12-07
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org-1, librivox.org-2
Language: English
Note:
  • First published in Tales from New York Town Topics, Dec 7, 1893.
  • Reprinted in the San Francisco Examiner, September 13, 1896.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1893 That Damned Thing
2008 The Damned Thing [as by Ambrose G. Bierce]
Year Language Title
1949 Dutch Het Vervloekte Ding
1963 German Das verfluchte Ding
1967 Dutch Dat Vervloekte Ding
1967 French L'infernale créature
1972 Spanish La maldita cosa
1982 Croatian Prokletinje
1988 Italian La cosa maledetta
1988 Italian La creatura infernale

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1898-00-00 Ambrose Bierce G. P. Putnam's Sons     vi+
362
hc coll  
Short Story Classics (American): Volume Four 1905-00-00 ed. William Patten P. F. Collier & Son       hc anth  
Can Such Things Be? 1910-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Neale Publishing Company (The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce #3)     427 hc coll  
The Best Ghost Stories 1919-00-00 ed. uncredited Boni & Liveright (The Modern Library (Boni & Liveright))     xii+
217
hc anth  
Five Great Ghost Stories 1922-00-00 ed. E. Haldeman-Julius Haldeman-Julius (Ten Cent Pocket Series #145)   $0.10 127 tp anth  
Weird Tales, September 1923 1923-09-00 ed. Edwin Baird The Rural Publishing Corp.   $0.25 100 bedsheet mag R. M. Mally  
Can Such Things Be? 1924-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Albert & Charles Boni     427 hc coll  
Ten Tales 1925-00-00 Ambrose Bierce First Edition Club     xiv+
136
hc coll  
Tales of Ghouls and Ghosts 1926-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Haldeman-Julius #1075   64 ph coll  
American Ghost Stories 1928-00-00 ed. C. Armitage Harper Houghton Mifflin   $2.50 xiv+
287
hc anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Second Series 1931-07-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1147 hc anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Second Series 1932-07-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   5/- 1147 hc anth  
A Century of Thrillers: Second Series 1935-00-00 ed. uncredited Daily Express Publications     896 hc anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Second Series 1937-01-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   3/6 1147 hc anth  
Great Ghost Stories 1940-00-00 ed. uncredited New Era #22 $0.25 48 pb anth  
Tales of Terror 1943-10-00 ed. Boris Karloff World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)   $0.49 317 hc anth  
Famous Ghost Stories 1944-00-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Modern Library (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books #73)   $1.25 xi+
361
hc anth  
Bar the Doors: Terror Stories 1946-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell (Dell Mapback) #143 $0.25 192 pb anth Gerald Gregg Checkmark
The Golden Argosy: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language 1947-00-00 ed. Charles Grayson, Van H. Cartmell The Dial Press     656 hc anth Checkmark
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Second Series 1948-01-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1147 hc anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, Second Series 1949-02-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1147 hc anth Checkmark
Voor en Na Middernacht: Zijnde Vijfendertig Spook en Griezelverhalen Alsmede Andere Fantastische Vertellingen 1949-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier     354 hc anth J. F. Doeve  
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics 1954-00-00 ed. Harold W. Kuebler Hanover House   $2.95 x+
694
hc anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics 1954-00-00 ed. Harold W. Kuebler Hanover House / SFBC   $1.65 694 hc anth Richard M. Powers Checkmark
Voor en Na Middernacht 1954-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Reeks)     319 hc anth F. van Uden Checkmark
Famous Ghost Stories 1956-00-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Modern Library #P21 $0.95 xi+
361
tp anth Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar the Doors 1962-01-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell #F166 $0.50 192 pb anth Checkmark
Famous Ghost Stories 1962-00-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Vintage Books #V-140 $1.25 xi+
361
pb anth  
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar the Doors 1963-02-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell #0436 $0.50 192 pb anth  
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1964-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications   $1.00 199 pb coll  
The Hell of Mirrors 1965-12-00 ed. Peter Haining Four Square Books #1423 3/6 189 pb anth Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar the Doors 1966-01-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell #0436 $0.50 192 pb anth Checkmark
The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories 1966-00-00 ed. Robert Aickman Fontana #1227 3/6 252 pb anth  
Masterpieces of Horror 1966-00-00 ed. Rosamund Morris Hart Publishing   $1.50 255 pb anth Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Na Middernacht: De Beste Spookverhalen 1966-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Pockets #D 22) #D 22 ƒ1.90 159 pb anth Friso Henstra Checkmark
Famous Monster Tales 1967-00-00 ed. Basil Davenport Van Nostrand Reinhold #1983 $4.75 201 hc anth Thomas Ruzicka Checkmark
Dat Vervloekte Ding en Andere Griezelverhalen 1967-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Meulenhoff (Meesters der Fantastische Vertelkunst #9) #F9 ƒ2.50 159 pb coll Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre du fantastiqueQuestion mark 1967-00-00 ed. Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg, Jacques Bergier Planète (Anthologie Planète)     480 hc anth Christian Broutin  
Das Spukhaus 1969-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Insel (Bibliothek des Hauses Usher)   DM 12.80 173 hc coll  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1970-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Doubleday     496 hc coll  
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1971-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Easton Press (Masterpieces of American Literature)     xxx+
222
hc coll Checkmark
A Spectrum of Worlds 1972-00-00 ed. Thomas D. Clareson Doubleday 0-385-01657-3 $5.95 311 hc anth  
Antes y después de Drácula 1972-00-00 ed. uncredited Rodolfo Alonso (Aventura)     428 hc anth Sergio Camporeale  
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells 1977-09-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61578-6 $2.25 404 pb anth Checkmark
Thirteen Famous Ghost Stories 1977-00-00 ed. Peter Underwood J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-01749-7 £0.75 203 pb anth Daniel Wiles Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night 1977-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Random House 0-394-41216-8   x+
342
hc anth  
Thirteen Famous Ghost Stories 1977-00-00 ed. Peter Underwood J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-00749-1   203 hc anth  
Alfred Hitchcock's Bar the Doors 1977-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Mayflower 0-583-12080-6 £0.50 173 pb anth Checkmark
Dat Vervloekte Ding en Andere Griezelverhalen 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Het Spectrum (Prisma #1788) 90-274-0916-1   159 pb coll  
Das Spukhaus 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #6) 3-518-06865-2 DM 5.00 165 pb coll Hans Ulrich Osterwalder , Ute Osterwalder Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night 1978-01-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Random House / BCE #1833   x+
307
hc anth Checkmark
Campfire Chillers 1980-00-00 ed. E. M. Freeman East Woods Press 0-914788-23-X   190 pb anth  
Famous Tales of Terror 1980-00-00 ed. uncredited Watermill Press (Watermill Classic) 0-89375-404-8 $1.50 135 pb anth  
Sirius, #70 1982-04-05 ed. Borivoj JurkovićQuestion mark Vjesnik   30 din. 148 pb mag Miroslav SinovčićQuestion mark Checkmark
65 Great Spine Chillers 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-86273-045-7 £4.95 670 hc anth  
65 Great Spine Chillers 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books / Marks and Spencer 0-86273-045-7   670 hc anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
Campfire Chillers 1984-00-00 ed. E. M. Freeman East Woods Press 0-914788-23-X $7.95 190 pb anth Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1984-00-00 Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-6071-7   496 tp coll  
65 Great Spine Chillers 1985-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1848-4 $8.95 670 hc anth  
101 Science Fiction Stories 1986-06-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Avenel Books 0-517-60669-0 $7.98 651 hc anth Romas  
Tales of the Dark #2 1987-09-00 ed. Lincoln Child St. Martin's Press 0-312-90769-9 $3.50 x+
181
pb anth Checkmark
The Dark Descent 1987-10-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-93035-6 $29.95 1011 hc anth Doug Fornuff Checkmark
La valle degli spiriti 1988-06-00 Ambrose Bierce Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #28) 88-347-0065-1 Lit 15,000 267 tp coll Philippe Druillet  
The Dark Descent 1988-08-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor / BOMC   $12.95 1011 tp anth Checkmark
Le vie della fantascienza 1988-12-21 ed. James Gunn Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2079) 88-04-31566-0 10,000 Lit 578 pb anth Karel Thole  
The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce 1988-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Picador / Pan Books (Picador Classics) 0-330-29802-X £6.95 xix+
810
tp omni Robin Harris Checkmark
Can Such Things Be? 1990-04-00 Ambrose Bierce Citadel Press 0-8065-0550-8 $6.95 160 tp coll Kevin Kelly  
The Horror Hall of Fame 1991-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Carroll & Graf 0-88184-692-9 $21.95 416 hc anth Checkmark
A Fabulous Formless Darkness 1991-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell HarperCollins (UK) 0-246-13753-3 £7.99 422 tp anth Colin Thomas  
A Fabulous Formless Darkness 1991-09-00 ed. David G. Hartwell HarperCollins (UK) 0-246-13752-5 £12.99 422 hc anth Colin Thomas  
A Fabulous Formless Darkness 1992-01-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-812-50967-6 $4.99 xiv+
585
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The Horror Hall of Fame 1992-01-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Carroll & Graf / SFBC #18773 $9.98 416 hc anth  
The Horror Hall of Fame 1992-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Robert Hale 0-7090-4902-1 £14.95 416 hc anth Helen Hale  
The Horror Hall of Fame 1992-12-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Carroll & Graf 0-88184-880-8 $12.95 416 tp anth  
A Fabulous Formless Darkness 1992-00-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Grafton 0-586-21378-3 £4.99 704 pb anth Colin Thomas Checkmark
The Giant Book of Science Fiction Stories 1992-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Magpie Books 1-85487-150-1 £3.99 xvii+
651
tp anth Jim Burns Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror 1993-11-00 ed. Stephen Jones, Dave Carson Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-496-2 $7.98 xii+
450
hc anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror 1994-04-00 ed. Stephen Jones, Dave Carson Robinson 1-85487-231-1 £6.99 450 tp anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories 1994-08-00 ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-511-X $7.98 xx+
585
hc anth Kevin McGuinness  
Thrillers: A Classic Collection 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-159-1 £5.99 612 hc anth  
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories 1995-07-00 ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-919-0 $4.98 xx+
585
tp anth  
American Gothic Tales 1996-12-00 ed. Joyce Carol Oates Plume / Penguin 0-452-27489-3 $14.95 viii+
544
tp anth Albert Pinkham Ryder  
Thrillers 1996-00-00 ed. uncredited Leopard 1-85891-316-0   4+
612
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Can Such Things Be? 1997-01-00 Ambrose Bierce Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth American Classics) 1-85326-570-5   vii+
161
tp coll  
The Dark Descent 1997-02-00 ed. David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-86217-2 $27.95 1011 tp anth  
American Gothic Tales 1997-00-00 ed. Joyce Carol Oates Plume / Penguin / BCE #14636   viii+
544
hc anth Checkmark
Classic Chilling Tales 3 1998-10-00 ed. uncredited Naxos Audiobooks 962-634-164-5 £10.99   audio CD anth  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-28 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6 $47.00 xviii+
1166
tp anth Frank R. Paul  
The Colour Out of Space 2002-10-00 ed. D. Thin New York Review of Books 1-59017-026-1 $13.95 354 tp anth Charles Burns  
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume I: From Gilgamesh to Wells 2002-11-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4414-1 $29.95 xviii+
349
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Can Such Things Be? 2003-08-01 Ambrose Bierce Project Gutenberg #4366     ebook coll  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
tp anth Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The World's Greatest Horror Stories 2004-03-00 ed. Stephen Jones, Dave Carson Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-5466-7 $7.95 450 tp anth Simon Marsden  
The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories 2004-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-056-2   1149 tp anth Checkmark
The Best Ghost Stories 2006-03-01 ed. uncredited Project Gutenberg #17893   xii+
217
ebook anth  
The Damned Thing 2007-10-24 Ambrose Bierce Project Gutenberg #23172     ebook chap  
The Moonlit Road and Other Stories 2007-12-00 ed. uncredited Naxos Audiobooks (Classic Fiction) 962-634-494-6 $17.98   audio CD anth  
The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction Stories 2008-07-18 ed. uncredited Phoenix Pick 978-1-60450-258-9 $9.99 208 tp anth  
The Spook House: Terrifying Tales of the Macabre 2008-10-02 Ambrose Bierce Penguin Books (Red Classics) 978-0-14-103881-0 £7.99 240 tp coll  
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror 2008-00-00 ed. Dave Carson, Stephen Jones Fall River Press 978-1-4351-0745-8   532 hc anth Igor Satanovsky Checkmark
A Spectrum Unseen: Invisible Men, Women, and Creatures in Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009-00-00 ed. Chad Arment Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-001-3 $14.95 414 tp anth  
Bierce After Dark: 30 Strange Tales by Ambrose Bierce 2009-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-002-0 $9.95 167 tp coll  
Horror Masters Vol. 4 2010-01-01 ed. Sons of Horror River Styx Publishing 978-1-61704-040-5 $12.89 184 tp anth  
Short Science Fiction Collection 037 2010-06-27 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 011 2010-11-06 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 013 2011-04-14 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 014 2011-09-01 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download anth  
Can Such Things Be? 2012-05-02 Ambrose Bierce LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download coll  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 016 2012-05-06 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download anth  
Ancient Terrors 2012-08-08 ed. Guy Anthony De Marco Yurei Press 978-1-62225-008-0 $14.95 i+
276
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The Best Ghost Stories 2012-12-11 ed. uncredited CreateSpace (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books) 978-1-4812-2586-1 $8.95 312 tp anth  
The Haunts & Horrors Megapack: 31 Modern & Classic Stories 2013-09-19 ed. John Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack)   $0.99   ebook anth Andrey Kiselev Checkmark
The Best Ghost Stories 2014-07-29 ed. uncredited Didactic Press 978-1-5151-0190-1 $0.99   ebook anth  
The Best Ghost Stories 2014-07-00 ed. uncredited Liongate Press #123000250706 $1.99   ebook anth  
The Damned Thing 2014-12-10 Ambrose Bierce Cryptofiction Classics 978-1-4733-9915-0 $2.99   ebook chap  
The Best Ghost Stories 2015-07-17 ed. uncredited CreateSpace 978-1-5151-0190-1 $10.99 274 tp anth  
Shadows of Carcosa 2015-10-06 ed. D. Thin New York Review of Books (NYRB Classics) 978-1-59017-943-7 $15.95 356 tp anth Charles Burns  
LampLight, March 2016 2016-03-00 ed. Jacob Haddon Apokrupha 978-1-5327-3811-1 $11.99 146 tp mag  
The Phoenix Pick Anthology of Classic Science Fiction: Second Edition 2016-10-18 ed. Paul Cook Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-301-2 $34.95   hc anth  
LampLight: Volume 4 2017-06-29 ed. Jacob Haddon, Paul Michael Anderson Apokrupha 978-1-5470-2022-5 $22.99 388 tp anth  
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor 0-451-61578-6 $2.25 404 pb anth Checkmark
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications 0-486-20767-6 $3.00 199 tp coll  
American Gothic Tales date unknown ed. Joyce Carol Oates Plume / Penguin 0-452-27489-3 $14.95 544 tp anth Albert Pinkham Ryder Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 978-0-8032-6071-9 $18.95 496 tp coll Marvin Cone Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction: Volume I: From Gilgamesh to Wells date unknown ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 978-0-8108-4414-8   xviii+
349
tp anth Checkmark
101 Science Fiction Stories date unknown ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Avenel Books 0-517-60669-0 $7.98 651 hc anth Romas Checkmark
Weird Tales, September 1923 date unknown ed. Edwin Baird Girasol Collectables     96 tp anth R. M. Mally Checkmark
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